Call for papers 8th Annual Women in International Security

CALL FOR PAPERS 8 th Annual Women in International Security – Canada Workshop


Queen’s University Kingston, Ontario 27-29 May 2015 Women in International Security (WIIS)-Canada and the Centre for International and Defence Policy at Queen’s University are pleased to support the 8th annual WIIS-Canada workshop. Applications are invited from graduate students of any gender to participate in this year’s WIIS-Canada workshop, to be held at Queen’s University in Kingston,

Ontario, 27-29 May 2015. The workshop brings together students, scholars, and professionals in the field of international affairs and security with the goal of advancing the position of women in the field. The workshop is an opportunity for graduate students to join a growing network of Canadian scholars and professionals working in the areas of security and defence policy and international affairs.

The program is articulated around three main activities to train the next generation of security and international affairs experts: topical panels and roundtables, networking opportunities, and skill-building seminars. Each student participant will also be paired with a mentor, a senior-level professional with similar topical interests from academia, government, the private sector, the military, or a nongovernmental organization.

Students may apply to participate as either presenters or observers (please specify). For the research portion of the workshop, we invite graduate students to submit proposals broadly related to the conference theme, rethinking foreign and defence policy in Canada, which encourages new approaches to discussing and understanding Canada’s place in the world.

This includes but is not limited to:

 Canada-US relations

 Multilateralism and internationalism

 Whither CIDA? – Canada’s international development policy

 Canadian security capabilities and partnerships

 Foreign policy as trade policy

 Canada as an “energy superpower”?

 Canada in the Asia Pacific

 New ways of thinking about Canada’s place in the world

 Diaspora populations and other domestic interest groups Students are encouraged to submit research related to their thesis or dissertation projects.

Proposals may be submitted in English or in French and those selected for panels may present in either language. To apply please submit a proposal of no more than 250 words and a CV to Leah Sarson,, by 13 March 2015. Travel grants are available upon request (provide estimated travel budget with application).